Simple guy Jerry (Black) lives in a trailer, works at a junkyard, and likes to hang out at Mr. Fletcher's (Glover) titular video rental store,where his buddy Mike (Def) works. After a mishap at a local power plant magnetizes Jerry, accidentally erases all of the videotapes (the store is VHS only), so Jerry and Mike enlist the talents of the very cute Alma (Diaz) from the nearby dry cleaner to help them re-enact and re-record all of the movies for rental as usual. The oddball store regulars get wise to their shenanigans and everyone wants to play a part, which makes Jerry, Mike and the video store unlikely celebrities. Black is Black and the whole thing is often silly and obvious, but entertaining nonetheless.
Great Concept, Horrible Execution EBPHONEHO at 2008-06-25 15:32:00
The trailer made this look like a surefire hit, but the movie is all over the place. The story is in there somewhere, but unfortunately it looks like it was put together by someone with ADHD, who forgot to take his ritalin.